Test Series

All Blacks ready to step things up in Wellington - Read

New Zealand captain Kieran Read has warned Wales to expect "more intensity and physicality" from the All Blacks when the two teams meet in Wellington on Saturday.

Wales threatened to spring a shock in last weekend's first Test of three at Auckland's Eden Park, before their hosts finished strongly to claim a 39-21 victory.

A midweek thrashing at the hands of Super Rugby franchise Chiefs is likely to have done little to lift confidence in a Welsh camp reeling from a host of injury setbacks, including the hamstring problem that brought a premature end to George North's tour.

And Read insists he and his team-mates are eager to raise their level in a bid to inflict further pain on Warren Gatland's tourists.

"We're going to turn up with plenty of intensity this week," said Read on the eve of the second Test. "We can't wait for things to happen, we have to go out there and do it ourselves.

"We can't wait for them to attack. We need to bring a bit more intensity and physicality in our approach [to the breakdown] and that will give us a bit more time and space.

"We expect them to turn up with a lot of heart and plenty of hunger. That hasn't changed from the first Test to this Test, so we can't really focus too much on them.

"I think another week together has been great, [and we took] a bit of confidence out of last week so it is just building nicely. But we can't rest on where we're at, We have to keep working hard to get better."

Israel Dagg and Sam Whitelock come into the All Blacks' line-up in place of Julian Savea and Luke Romano.

Wales have replaced the injured North with Rhys Patchell, while Bradley Davies drops to the bench to make way for Luke Charteris.